Kochi's cuisine, though has little that stands out, manages to foster the primary elements of a typical Keralan cuisine, and does so in the most splendid way possible. Essentials such as Appam and Stew and delicacies such as Fish Molly, Fish Peera and more are found here.
Some of the dishes that one must try in Kochi are Thoran, Banana Chips, Kaalan, Paachadi and Pootu, which is made from bananas and rice flour. Also, seafood is widespread and exquisite, like in most areas of the state.

Photos of Famous Food in Kochi

Local dishes of Kochi
Local dishes of Kochi

Restaurants in Kochi

Oceanos Restaurant

Kerala, Portuguese, Seafood

12 Noon to 10:30 PM

INR 1000 for two

Oceanos is a popular restaurant, known for serving different kinds of sea-food. Along with the sea-food, authentic Indian vegetarian food is also served here.

Elphinstone Residency, Beach Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi, India

Ginger House


8 AM to 8 PM

INR 1000 for two

From ginger ice-creams to ginger sodas to ginger tea and lassis to ginger prawns, one will find here, everything with just the right dash of ginger. This beautiful restaurant is set on an elevated stone base, open from all sides, and faces a waterbody. The unique restaurant also offers Cashew Paneer and vegetable curry which are a must try here. With a menu less ordinary, this one will keep you coming back and again.

Heritage Arts, Jew Town Road, Mattancherry, Kochi, India

Dal Roti


12 Noon to 3:15 PM, 6:30 PM to 10 PM

INR 600 for two

An absolutely authentic place for the lovers of North Indian food, Dal Roti is a very renowned and popular restaurant in Kochi. With the basic papads, pickles, main courses, thalis, Biryanis and desserts, the ambiance also reflects the originality and quality of the food. A place worth trying.

1/293 Lilly Street, Fort Kochi, Kochi682001, India

Kashi Art Cafe

Cafe, Bakery

8:30 AM to 10 PM

INR 600 for two

Kashi is an Art cafe, cum restaurant. The place is naturally filled with light and carries a bunch of show off galleries of local artists. A standout place to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Burgher Street, Fort Kochi, Kochi, 682001, India


South-Indian, North-Indian, Chinese

10 AM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

INR 300 for two

If you are looking for some amazing vegetarian dishes, Subhiksha is the place you should visit, located in the Bharat Hotel. Check out the variety of mouth watering dishes which are easy on pockets and worth a try.

Bharat Hotel,Gandhi Square, Durbar Hall Road, Marine Drive, Kochi, India

Frys Village Restaurant


12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 10 PM

INR 400 for two

For some authentic local Keralan food, one should not miss Fry Village restaurant. Enjoy the fish snacks available here, while your main course reaches your tables. A place worth visiting if you are a foodie and love to try new dishes.

Veekshanam Road, Chittoor Road, Kochi, India

Places to Visit In Kochi